Saturday, March 28, 2015

Uber Drivers, Working Tax Credits And Housing Benefits... By I'm Spartacus

     As the man said 'you could not make it up'


Über a non British, non UK taxpaying company, has a labour force that through the tax credit and housing benefit system, make any meaningful comparison with our price and cost model meaningless.

Just you try and pop down the DSS or whatever it's called today, probably  Übercash and say 'I am a London taxi driver struggling to make ends meet can you help?', expect to be slung out immediately.

So before we all join in the well known motto of the cab trade 'well what can you do', maybe there is something.


We start a campaign to have the HMRC and benefit rules adjusted so that if you're a PH driver you cannot access working tax credit or housing benefit.

Why should we (the British Taxpayer) living in a country where old people are dying for want of social care, along with recent proposal to tax the disabled, stand for it any longer?

Why should we subsidise a foreign registered sweatshop?

Why should we standby and watch these pirates raid the public purse?

This is a campaign that all of us and the public will get behind.

I'm Spartacus.






11 comments:

Anonymous said...

At last a campaign idea that Joe Public won't jutst say ' the cab trade looking after itself.

Definitely one to back.

Anonymous said...

Or just claim tax credits if eligible ?

Former yb said...

When i was a yb i did apply for working tax credits and they gave me wtc as a yb my annaual income after taxi rent etc was £10.500 per year and i got £1.200 per year wtc the figure £10.500 was true it wernt made up its all i could make as yb and that was doing 50 hrs pw on the s2 badge i earn far much more doing taxi driving in the town i work now obviously not london

Anonymous said...

Think even the testing of PHV drivers needs to be looked into. Most of the 100 testing centres are run by PHV operators, which is probably why most of the PHV drivers can't speak English, but can pass a topographical test in English ! If the testing were made more fraud proof then the chances are that the driver numbers would drop dramatically.

Anonymous said...

Jim,any chance that you could put together a template letter that we could fire off to our MP'S,as mine Dr Philip Lee just does not seem to understand the issue & i'm waiting for the knock in the next 40 days on my front door??

Anonymous said...

I got to say all the ph drivers I know have mortgages

Anonymous said...

Phv should be capped at 10 hours a day driving, should be paid min wage and should not have tax credits. This would soon find the natural level of how many phv are needed,

les dalton said...

Some immigrant Ph drivers claim they work part time,hence they get all BENIFITS,they then work full time,under cutting us,we could survive on their fares if all our mortgages,rent,claim for every penny YOU can get your hands on,need to go around ph offices,ask who is paying full time radio subs,check with Dwp,match name ,then STOP ALL MONEY,SAVE THE GOVERMENT A BUNDLE

Anonymous said...

The way things are going we will all be on 10.500 a year very soon , it's costing me 25 a day fuel and 270 for cab tx413 plate a week , 60 tax a week and 500 accountant annual fee, lucky if I'm left with 150 a week .

Anonymous said...

I'm a YB on wtc, not my fault but blame tfl cause I genuinely earn FA after expenses, I would be more than happy to stop claiming the Little extra I get if they done something to up my dough, cause our earnings after exes are a lot less than the minimum wage it's a f@@@@@G joke

Anonymous said...

Been said many times before but if you have children under 18 at school or college and your household income IS below the threshold the real question is why are you not claiming ... HMRC COULD say your entitled why are you not claiming what are you living on ?